OpenAxiom Documentation

OpenAxiom is a descendent of the AXIOM computer algebra system as described by Richard Jenks and Robert Sutor in AXIOM: The Scientific Computation System. That book is the base reference document for OpenAxiom.

Interactive Session

Most uses of OpenAxiom is done through an interactive session. Just start it with the command open-axiom at the shell prompt.

Interpretation in batch mode

The interpreter can be invoked in batch mode in two ways

The OpenAxiom compiler

OpenAxiom comes with a compiler that can be invoked either in an interactive session, or in batch mode. In batch mode, the compiler is invoked as

     open-axiom --compiler myfile.spad
where myfile.spad contains library codes.